Dynamic visions of adding value to go beyond healthcare service delivery

11 November, Thursday, 10:00-11:30

Learn and be inspired by brief presentations of innovative programs, projects, and good practices from various organizations.

National Academy Of Medicine position on climate and healthcare
Presented by: Walt Vernon
The Climate is changing. ASHRAE tells us that the US is warming at least a degree a decade. We are experiencing more frequent and more intense severe weather events. We are experiencing movement of disease vectors, and changing health threats. In the face of these changes, the healthcare system must adapt, and must plan for resilience.
The Healthcare system has generally shied away from taking responsibility for its Climate Footprint. Today, we know that the Healthcare sector represents roughly 20% of the US Economy; 10% of US Greenhouse gas emissions; and 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The National Academy of Medicine has decided to call the industry to adopt a new norm, recognizing the moral imperative for the healthcare industry to protect the health of everyone, and to include environmental protection in its definition of quality.

Mental Health Cluster 2021 projects and initiatives
Presented by: Marta Sánchez Bret
The presenters will discuss what the Mental Health Cluster is and what they do. They will also talk about Brains Magazine, their science dissemination journal on Business, Research, Ageing, Innovation, Neurosciences and Social affairs. As well as their Corporate innovation and Technology transfer project, in collaboration with Esade Creapolis, Barcelona. They will also talk about the launch of the first Care & Autonomy Living Lab (CALL) in Spain, an open innovation tool focused on the development of the neuroscience, mental health and Silver Economy markets.

A tale of two transformations: Trans people and Health System, sharing the pathway towards an integrated model of care
Presented by: Dr. Ramon Escuriet
Participation of Trans people along all the process was a key point to elaborate a new model of care according to their specific needs. A coordinated surgical program was created in three public hospitals with shared expertise, protocols, clinical guidelines and periodical assessment. Putting together all clinicians, policy makers and health commissioners with Trans people has helped the presenter’s system to adequately address their needs and also increase the volume of activity by increasing the budget from the Catalan Health Service.

Driving international healthcare transformation through a collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship programme
Presented by: Dr. Daniel Moreno Martinez
Fostering innovation in healthcare settings is a challenging process, and while COVID-19 has accelerated innovation adoption, work remains to be done to drive the development of innovative projects. In this talk, the presenters will discuss the Healthcare Entrepreneur Exchange Programme (HEEP), a programme built and implemented in collaboration between Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust aiming at fostering intrapreneurship and international collaboration between healthcare professionals. The aims of the programme are:

  • To build a reproducible programme to enable intrapreneurship with minimal internal investments in hospitals.
  • To empower healthcare professionals to use their knowledge to solve technologically unmet clinical needs.
  • To investigate the engagement of healthcare professionals with structured innovation programmes.
  • To establish and grow the portfolio of available competitive projects

This presentation will revolve around how to establish a reproducible sustainable innovation management support programme in other hospitals, the necessary resources, and the expected impacts.

Portuguese Registry of Clinical Outcomes in Cataract Surgery (CS): First report and next steps.
Presented by: Prof. Joana Feijó
An effort to create a more sustainable and equitable health sector through the transition to value-based systems is necessary for societies to prosper.
A value-based-healthcare (VBHC) system is about continuously improving the relationship between outcomes and costs, essential to ensure long-term-sustainability and better outcomes for patients.
With the objective to foster this approach, the Health-Cluster-Portugal (HCP) started the Value-Based-Health-Cataract (VBHCAT) project in 2018. Attendees will learn the importance of using VBH model on the funding and procurement in healthcare, and also how Portugal is starting to move forward on this topic.

Building the medicine of the 21st century based on bioengineering
Presented by: Prof. Josep Samitier and Dr. Teresa Sanchis
Bioengineering has played a fundamental role in the fight against COVID-19. Although therapies based on bioengineering are already benefitting millions of patients (such as prostheses, imaging technologies or robotic surgery), there is a long way ahead before the new paradigm of precision medicine and smart health is a reality.
We need to progress in an open innovation model, creating a shared space between scientists, engineers and doctors and encourage a framework for relations with clinicians and bio/medtech companies.
The presenters will discuss the barriers that limit the clinical translation of novel bioengineering technologies and the strategy of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) to overcome them. They will outline the main axes of IBEC strategy to translate findings to clinical practice and build the medicine of the 21st century that ensures a sustainable healthcare for everybody. Their experience can inspire other R&D centres that develop healthcare solutions.